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Self-esteem for children and teenagers

self; esteem; ;

Healthy self-esteem is feeling good about yourself, and feeling that you are a worthwhile person. While we all have self-doubts at times, it is important for children to feel okay about themselves most of the time. Self-esteem enables them to try new things without too much fear of failing, to reach out and make friends, and to manage problems they are likely to meet along the way. Self-esteem builds a solid foundation for coping with life.

However there is some concern that working too hard to boost a child's self-esteem can lead to children having emotional and behaviour difficulties as they get older.

To read more about Self-esteem

Have a look at the Parent Easy Guide 'Self-esteem' written for Parenting SA a partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network, South Australia. 

The website Reachout  (https://au.reachout.com/ ) has many topics about self-esteem for teenagers including

Raising Children Network 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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